FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2015) – The Boston Red Sox will once again hold a free, public open house at JetBlue Park, located at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers, on Saturday, Feb. 28. This year’s event will also include a yard sale featuring Red Sox memorabilia and more.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the family-friendly event will give fans an opportunity to walk freely around JetBlue Park, enjoy inflatables, games, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, discounted concessions and player autographs in the afternoon.
The team will also hold a yard sale giving fans an opportunity to purchase a selection of items including memorabilia from former and current players, collectables from the World Series season, facility signage, historic programs, workout equipment, photos and more. Proceeds will be donated to the Red Sox Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization and the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. The Foundation’s primary focus locally is in serving the health, education, recreation and social service needs of children and families across Southwest Florida. All yard sale items are subject to availability and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
A bloodmobile will also be onsite for anyone wanting to donate blood.
The event is open to the public and free of charge, including complimentary parking.
Before the open house, the public is invited to watch that morning’s workouts beginning at 9 a.m.
Red Sox pitchers and catchers report to JetBlue Park on Friday, Feb. 20 and will hold their first workouts Feb. 21; position players will hold their first workouts Feb. 25. Workouts are free and open to the public.
The team opens its exhibition season Tuesday, March 3 at 1:05 p.m. with a single admission double header against the Northeastern University Huskies and the Boston College Eagles.
The Grapefruit League schedule launches on the road at nearby Hammond Stadium on Thursday, March 5 against the Red Sox’s Chairman’s Cup rival, the Minnesota Twins. The Grapefruit League home opener against the Miami Marlins is set for the following day at 1:05 p.m. The Red Sox will host Minnesota on Saturday, March 7 at 1:05 p.m., the second of nine contests between the cross-town foes.
The Red Sox will visit its American League East rival New York Yankees on Wednesday, March 11 in Tampa, and will then host them Friday night, March 13 at 7:05, one of three night games on the home schedule. Other division matchups include two games versus the Baltimore Orioles, four against the Tampa Bay Rays, and two against the Toronto Blue Jays.